10 Mar 2024

Man dies after falling into Delhi Jal Board borewell: Body taken out after 12 hours of rescue

A 30-year-old man who fell into the borewell of Delhi Jal Board's water treatment plant has died. He had fallen into a 40 feet deep borewell late at 1 am on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday. His body was recovered after about 12 hours of rescue operation. The person has not been identified yet.

Delhi Fire Service officer Ravinder Singh had said on Sunday morning that information was received about a child falling into the borewell. But during the rescue, it was found that a youth aged 18 to 20 years had fallen into the borewell. After this, when the body was taken out in the afternoon, it was found that the age of the person was 30 years.

The team of NDRF, Delhi Police and Fire Service dug a pit next to the borewell and took out the body of the person. Earlier, an attempt was made to rescue by putting a rope in the borewell, but it was not successful. Water Minister Atishi said that the person entering the borewell room and falling into the borewell will be investigated.

Atishi had reached the spot during the rescue. Atishi had reached the water plant on Sunday morning. She had said that when the rescue team reached the plant at night, the borewell section was locked, which was broken and the operation was started. No one is allowed to go near the borewell in the plant. Police are investigating how this happened at night. After the body of the person was taken out, Atishi said that the matter will be investigated. 

Delhi Police Deputy Commissioner Vichitra Veer said on Sunday morning that a call was received at Vikaspur police station at around 1 am on Saturday night. Information was received over the phone about a young man falling into a borewell. Along with the local police, the fire brigade team reached the spot with five vehicles. On reaching there it was found that the child had fallen into the borewell. After this the rescue operation was started. However, on Sunday morning it was revealed that it was not the child but a youth who had fallen into the borewell.

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